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Costume design - Hugh Stevenson design
  • Hugh Stevenson design
    Stevenson, Hugh, born 1910 - died 1956
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Hugh Stevenson design

  • Object:

    Costume design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (drawn)

  • Date:

    1945 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stevenson, Hugh, born 1910 - died 1956 (costume designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Cyril W Beaumont Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Full length faceless female figure turning towards left, with left hand raised to shoulder and right lying across skirt, wearing in low necked, short-sleeved red-black late18th century overdress with bold yellow sash with long tails and yellow neck and sleeve trim set with cameos. A cameo holds the overdress at centre front neck, revealing the pale blue green underdress, which forms the greater part of the skirt front. The shoulder length wig is grey with blue band set with high yellow-green ostrich plumes.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (drawn)


1945 (painted)


Stevenson, Hugh, born 1910 - died 1956 (costume designer)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, gouache and pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'The Deserted / House. / Lady.'
Textual information; Top right; Handwriting; Pencil

'Hugh Stevenson / 1945.'
Signature; Bottom right; Handwriting; Pencil


Height: 575 mm Irregular edge, Width: 453 mm Irregular edge

Descriptive line

Costume design by Hugh Stevenson for a Lady in "The Deserted House" (unrealised production)


Watercolour; Gouache; Pencil




Entertainment & Leisure; Theatre; Designs


Theatre and Performance Collection

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